The 10 worst excuses for filing your tax return late

Posted on January 6th, by Helen in News, Tax. Comments Off

Just in case you missed them  – as published by HMRC – here is the top 10 list for filing your tax return late:

1. My pet dog ate my tax return… and all the reminders.

2. I was up a mountain in Wales, and couldn’t find a postbox or get an internet signal.

3. I fell in with the wrong crowd.

4. I’ve been traveling the world, trying to escape from a foreign intelligence agency.

5. Barack Obama is in charge of my finances.

6. I’ve been busy looking after a flock of escaped parrots and some fox cubs.

7. A work colleague borrowed my tax return, to photocopy it and didn’t give it back.

8. I live in a camper van in a super-market car park.

9. My girlfriend’s pregnant.

10. I was in Australia.

Failing to meet the 31st January deadline and filing your tax return late will cost you with an immediate penalty of £100. Penalties continue at £10 per day thereafter and you could reach £1200 within 6 months. If you need help with filing your tax return then contact us.

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